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As a co-founder and Careers & Skills Officer of Warwick Management Society, I delivered a presentation for Warwick Students on how to increase their employability in the UK Job Market. The ...

As a co-founder and Careers & Skills Officer of Warwick Management Society, I delivered a presentation for Warwick Students on how to increase their employability in the UK Job Market. The presentation is divided into 2 main parts and contains information, tips, hints and advice on what to expect and prepare for when applying for an internship, placement or a graduate position. The information presented is not one-best practice type of knowledge. It is rather a set of acquired experience and insights from various job interviews and application processes I have been through so far which I believe many students will find valuable and helpful when seeking a job.
For more information, advice or questions, feel free to contact me.

Good Luck!
Natalia
www.nataliadobias.com

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  • 1. INCREASE YOUR EMPLOYABILITY Natalia Dobiasova December 4, 2012
  • 2. u  projected graduate jobs in 2012 u  Average application ratiou  Universities in the UK produce new graduates each year u  “The number of applications to the UKs leading employers have risen  by since 2009.” (BBC, 2012) u  “...recruiters have confirmed that of this year’s entry-level positions are expected to be filled by graduates who have worked for their organisations.” (High Fliers Research, 2012)
  • 3. u  2nd Year BSc Management, WBS u  Within a year: •  60+ submitted applications •  20+ online tests •  10+ personal interviews •  5 telephone interviews •  3 assessment centres •  3 job offers •  3 month Summer Internship (IT industry) u  Countless hours spent on training, workshops  and personal & professional development
  • 4. Assessment Centre Telephone Interview Online Tests •  Numerical Application •  Verbal •  Online •  Logical •  CV •  Personality •  Cover Letter
  • 5. Assessment Centre Telephone Interview Online Tests •  Numerical Application •  Verbal •  Online •  Logical •  CV •  Personality •  Cover Letter
  • 6. Using Copy/Paste?
  • 7. 1  Name 2  Education 3  Current Title/Company 4  Current Position  Start and End Dates 5  Previous Title/Company 6  Previous Position  Start and End Dates “Recruiters spend on their initial  “fit/no fit” decision.” Keeping  an  eye  on  recruiter   behavior,  The  Ladder  
  • 8. u  One page u  Structured format – u  No sentences è Bullet point list u  (Arial Narrow, Helvetica) u  (past/present tense) •  Developed, created, presented, collaborated •  Improving, solving, handling, managing u  Unexplainedu  Learn it by heart
  • 9. Candidate  called  himself  a  genius  and  invited  the  hiring   manager  to  interview  him  at  his  apartment.   Candidate’s  resume  was  decorated     with  pink  rabbits.   Candidate  highlighted  the  fact  that  he   was  “Homecoming  Prom  Prince”  in  1984.   Candidate  applying  for  an  accounJng  job  said     he  was  “detail-­‐oriented”  and  spelled  the     company’s  name  incorrectly.   Candidate’s  resume   Candidate’s  cover  included  phishing  as  a   leMer  contained  "LOL."   hobby.   CareerBuilder.com,  2012  
  • 10. u  One page u  Tailored to employer u  repeat your CV u  Match information with what the company looks for u  Explain your u  Demonstrate that you have done your u  Be explicit, honest and make things up! •  They will find out eventually.
  • 11. Paragraph 1 •  Who are ? YOU Paragraph 2 •  Why did you chose ? US •  What are ambitions? Paragraph 3 •  What relevant experiences do have? YOU •  What can bring to the table? Paragraph 4 •  Why does collaboration make sense? WE •  What you can and ?
  • 12. Assessment Centre Telephone Interview Online Tests •  Numerical Application •  Verbal •  Online •  Logical •  CV •  Personality •  Cover Letter
  • 13. Reasoning
  • 14. u  Testing reactions and finding the match of values with the company u   Jming  u   right/wrong  answer,      u   get  someone  to  do     it  for  you     •  you  may  be  retested  at  a  later   stage!  
  • 15. Assessment Centre Telephone Interview Online Tests •  Numerical Application •  Verbal •  Online •  Logical •  CV •  Personality •  Cover Letter
  • 16. •  History •  Core Values •  Size and Reach •  Mission/Vision •  Financials (turnover, net profit) •  Department you are applying for •  Current news, issues and trends u  Business Intelligence = movers & shakers of
  • 17. u  Be and •  because they always are! u  First impression •  the interview starts from the very moment you say “Hi” u  have too long answers •  but provide just enough information u  Be •  no slang! u  Know of the interviewer! •  because they know yours
  • 18. u  Struggling with the answer? •  Ask them to the question •  your time to think u  Have questions to ask at the end •  but not about the benefits or salary! u  •  they can’t see you, but they can hear you!
  • 19. Assessment Centre Telephone Interview Online Tests •  Numerical Application •  Verbal •  Online •  Logical •  CV •  Personality •  Cover Letter
  • 20. u  Be vocal but overpowering u  the assessors u  Find the activity you u  Be of your team u  Group exercises u  Tests u  Presentation u  Individual Interview
  • 21. Assessment Centre Telephone Interview Online Tests •  Numerical Application •  Verbal •  Online •  Logical •  CV •  Personality •  Cover Letter
  • 22. Passion Skills/Education Competencies MATCH? WorkingExperience Strengths Values Interests/ Volunteering Mission Extra-curricular Vision activities Culture Plans
  • 23. Strengths  –  I    doing   Competencies  –  I    do  u  Hard  Worker   u  Teamwork  &  Leadership  u  Punctual   u  Problem-­‐solving  u  Determined   u  Time-­‐management  u  Able  to  PrioriJse   u  Decision-­‐making  u  EnergeJc   u  Learning  from  Failure  u  Quick  Learner   u  NegoJaJng  u  Organiser   u  Working  under  Pressure  u  Analyst   u  EmoJonal  Intelligence  
  • 24. Describe a situation: ... where you have worked as part of a team. ... when you had to deal with a conflict within your team. ... when you identified a new approach to a problem. ... when you had to persuade someone to accept your idea. ... when you demonstrated emotional intelligence. And a tricky one: What are your weaknesses?
  • 25. §  Prepare real-life for each competency §  Keep your examples , and We I did It is all about Our Team I contributed Our Group I managed Our Task I took the initiative Our Idea I suggested
  • 26. Situation What was the situation? When? Task What was the objective? Action What action did take? What happened as a result  Result of action?
  • 27. “Last  semester,   with  a  group  on  a  project    Situation for  a  class.”   “We  needed  to  decide  on  a  topic  and  determine  the  data  that   needed  to  be  analysed.  A  number  of  people  in  the  group  became   Task argumentaJve  and  we  could  not  come  to  a  consensus  as  to  what   direcJon  to  take.”   “ to  take  the  lead  and    that  our  group  sit   Action down  and  outline  all  the  opJons  so  as  to  determine  exactly   where  we  actually  disagreed.”   “Once  we  had  the  outline,  we  were  able  to  discuss  the  issue  more   producJvely  and  make  a  decision.   Result which  contributed  to  producJve  collaboraJon.  The  project  resulted  in  a   successful  outcome  with  a  highly  posiJve  feedback.  Moreover,     the  importance  of  not  being  afraid  to  speak  up.  ”  
  • 28. u  Tell me about . u  What do you know about ? u  Who are our major ? u  do you want to for the company? u  have you applied for ? u  have you in the UK?
  • 29. u  RateMyPlacement.co.uk  u  Milkround.com  u  Targetjobs.co.uk  u  Wikijob.co.uk  u  Graduate-­‐jobs.com  u  Insidecareers.co.uk  u  Goinglobal.com    u  shldirect.com/pracJce_tests.html  u  assessmentday.co.uk/situaJonal-­‐judgement-­‐test/  
  • 30. n.dobiasova@warwick.ac.uk www.dobiasova.co.uk